At Leicester Islamic Academy, we strive for excellence in all areas of academic and spiritual development. The ethos of our school is based on the principles of Islam, through the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah.
As part of your child’s education at LIA, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. Statutory changes to government guidance in 2019 ensured that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, formed part of the prescribed National Curriculum to be taught from Academic Year 2020-2021; with the requirement to be fully embedded from 2021-22. The guidance focuses on healthy relationships, keeping children safe in the modern world whilst also covering a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, well-being and safeguarding.
Relationships education (RSE) and Health education is a supportive means to help understand and try and overcome any challenges our children may face.
LIA takes a whole school approach to RSE and the variety of themes are taught throughout subject areas across the school. This broad and balanced approach to RSE has been established within the school’s curriculum for some time. We have also been working closely with the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) and will be using their RSE curriculum as a framework to adapt and develop ours to ensure full coverage of RSE topics.
The curriculum we cover prepares students for every aspect of their lives and life in modern Britain as confident young Muslims. We will continue to develop and mould as the needs of our students change; meeting the new challenges as they arise in our ever-developing world.
Schools are required to consult with parents and governors when developing and reviewing their policies for Relationships Education and Health Education which will inform schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered. We would like to invite you to attend a parent/stakeholder consultation to find out more about what your child will learn in RSE, view the materials and resources being used in lessons and discover how you can best support your child to discuss these topics at home.
Please use the links below to register for an online consultation. We have also created a consultation feedback form as we are very keen on answering any questions and taking your views into account. Please let us know what you think of the RSE policy and curriculum overview/outline and share any feedback. The consultation feedback form will be open until Wednesday 31st March 2021.
If you have any further questions / points that you would like us to address in the presentation element of the consultation, please forward them to us (via email) before the meeting and we will endeavour to incorporate any feedback we receive by midday Wednesday 24th March into the RSE presentation.
As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents and all stakeholders within it and as such we need your feedback to help us do this. We really do value all of your views as this provides us with a wonderful opportunity to guide and educate future generations through an enriched RSE curriculum.
If you have any questions / queries or require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.